Understanding Silicon Valley
John Markoff reported on the emergence of Silicon Valley and has covered technology developments in the region from 1977 to 2017. He has reported both for early personal computer industry publications such as InfoWorld and Byte Magazine, and for newspapers including the San Francisco Examiner and the New York Times. His talk will focus on why Silicon Valley has emerged as a unique R&D center for computing technologies and describe some of his reporting that chronicled its impact.
|Understanding Silicon Valley|
|Secret History of Silicon Valley
Steve Blank presents how the roots of Silicon Valley sprang not from the later development of the silicon semiconductor but instead from the earlier technology duel over the skies of Germany and secret efforts around (and over) the Soviet Union.
|The Machine That Changed the World
This is a 1992 documentary series on the history of electronic digital computers, from the dawn of the computer in the 1800s to the early 1990s.
|Triumph of the Nerds: The Rise of Accidental Empires
This is a PBS documentary series hosted by Bob Cringely, telling a history of personal computers from its beginning in the 1970s to the release of Windows 95 in the mid 1990s.
This course introduces the fundamentals of technology entrepreneurship, pioneered in Silicon Valley and now influencing other locations around the world.